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digitalmars.D.bugs - [Issue 4757] New: A forward reference error with return of inner defined struct

http://d.puremagic.com/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=4757

           Summary: A forward reference error with return of inner defined
                    struct
           Product: D
           Version: D2
          Platform: x86
        OS/Version: Windows
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: DMD
        AssignedTo: nobody puremagic.com
        ReportedBy: bearophile_hugs eml.cc


--- Comment #0 from bearophile_hugs eml.cc 2010-08-29 10:36:19 PDT ---
This is a problem with a return of inner defined struct, I don't know if this
specific case is already present in Bugzilla. I think others are already
present.

DMD 2.048 compiles and runs this code with no errors:

static struct Bar(T) {
    void spam() {
        foo(1);
    }
}
Bar!T foo(T)(T) {
    return Bar!T();
}
void main() {
    foo(1);
}



But if I pull the Bar struct inside foo(), using auto as return type:

auto foo(T)(T) {
    static struct Bar(T) {
        void spam() {
            foo(1);
        }
    }
    return Bar!T();
}
void main() {
    foo(1);
}


I receive at compile-time:
test.d(4): Error: forward reference to inferred return type of function call
foo(1)
test.d(7): Error: template instance test.foo!(int).foo.Bar!(int) error
instantiating
test.d(10):        instantiated from here: foo!(int)

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